Wednesday, March 9, 2011

NYC Department of Health Promotes Information Drive Pertaining to Free Citywide HIV/AIDS Testing Facilities

March 10th has been designated, "National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day". In conjunction with the designation The NYC Department of Health is sponsoring an awareness drive encouraging and informing New Yorkers to get tested at one of their free screening facilities. As per their web site;

"1.3% of NYC’s population is living with HIV/AIDS."

I attached a video message from Monica Sweeney MD, and additional information about the free screening center here in the Bronx. Ms. Sweeney MD, is the Assistant Commissioner of the NYC Department Bureau of HIV/Aids Prevention and Control.

Free and Confidential Clinics
The Health Department provides free and confidential clinics that test for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Some clinics test for viral hepatitis. Select a borough to find clinic locations, phone numbers, and hours of operation.

1309 Fulton Ave (E 169th St. off 3rd)
Bronx, NY 10456
Travel Information: 2 or 5 trains to 149th and 3rd and #15 or #55 bus to 169th and 3rd

Monday thru Friday — 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am — 12:00pm
Starting October 1, 2010 Late Night Services at Morrisania will be discontinued.

Services Available:
STD Services, Emergency Contraception, Hepatitis B Vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine for high risk patients, Hepatitis C screening for high risk patients, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing

Intake Closes At 12:00PM Every Second Friday Of Each Month For Mandatory Staff Training.

For more information please log onto the following web address:

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